Job opportunity at CARE for a Deputy Country Director - Program (DCD-P)

Organization: CARE USA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Jun 2016
The Deputy Country Director - Program (DCD-P) is responsible for ensuring that CARE's programs in Tanzania contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". CARE Tanzania has a new Wezesha strategy and is an exciting place to work for a motivated person who can demonstrate results in decreasing poverty and social injustices through quality program implementation and development.
The DCD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and ensure that CARE's programs/projects make a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice.
He/she must possess exceptional political acumen, diplomacy and negotiating skills to succeed in Tanzania's complex operating and political environment.
The DCD-P is responsible for overseeing the implementation and refinement of program strategies in climate change and women's empowerment work based on the Wezesha strategy.
The DCD-P is also responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at regional and CARE International partners.
The DCD-P will develop and strengthen relationship between CARE Tanzania and local civil society, government and donors.
S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects (including emergency programs) that effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programs.
This position supervises senior program staff and thus there is a strong importance attached to performance management and critical oversight of key support functions. creating and fostering a culture and environment for growth and mentoring.
The DCD-P is a key member of the Country Office Directorate and Executive Team and, as such, is responsible for co-leading and supporting CO initiatives.
Together with the Country Director, s/he is responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with relevant government institutions at central and decentralized levels, with donors and other partners. The DCD-P will assist the CD in maintaining and leveraging on the acquired leading position among the NGO community to promote CARE Mandate, Mission and Values.
The program portfolio includes development projects and initiatives within the Wezesha strategy focused on climate change and women's empowerment. The pipeline is an expected $20 million with extra attention required for fundraising.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Staff management
  • Program quality and program development
  • Program management
  • Monitoring and evaluation for impact measurement and knowledge management, reflective practice and learning
  • External relations and partnerships
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    Primary Skills:
  • 5 years in senior management position in a country office setting
  • Strong interpersonal and representational skills and very good negotiation skills
  • Experience in program support systems
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex political setting; extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis and understanding of development and relief program design and evaluation, and active engagement in operationalizing a right based approach
  • Ability and interest to coach and develop staff
  • Experience in managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs and donors. Experience with design and implementation of partnership and/or organizational development strategies and organizational strengthening with partner organizations
  • Experience in climate change, women's empowerment programming
  • Excellent program development experience and demonstrated experience with a range of international donors
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
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